The best of 2018 (and a hint of what's to come)

The best of 2018 (and a hint of what's to come)
It's been an incredible year for our Effortless Art family.  From expanding our reach into the retail market, being nominated for Best New Local Product in the Erie Reader, and making their Made In Erie 2018 Gift Guide, to all the wonderful collaborations with bloggers, therapists, and educators, 2018 was an awesome year.  We wanted to take a moment and remember some of our favorite memories and give you a sneak peak of what's to come in 2019!  Make sure you read till the end of the blog to get a New Year's discount code for a FREE pack of crayons! 

A Community Collaboration Starts at Home

"Learning to color inside the lines may become easier for more children thanks to crayons designed by a Fairview Park native", pens Kevin Kelly, a reporter for the Westlife newspaper, out of Cleveland, OH.  The Westlife recently wrote a story on our company, Two Sparrows Learning Systems, and our Effortless Art Crayons, due to our collaboration with St. Angela Merici School, and other schools and parishes on the west side of Cleveland, as well as St. Ignatius of Antioch, which is just outside the westside borders.  We proudly call the people in these communities our "Color Warriors" as they help to not only collect crayons for us but promote and spread our message of inclusion and environmental responsibility.

This community collaboration is only one of many that my husband and I are proud of and want to continue to foster.

You can read the full story from the Westlife here:

Jason and I will be unveiling a very exciting announcement regarding the largest community collaboration we will be doing to date this Friday, the 18th, at 6:45 pm EST LIVE on our FB page, Effortless Art Crayons.  Tune in so you are the first to know!  

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Thank you again for your support!

Till next time,


Two amazing events and a news story!

Wow! What a whirlwind! We have been so busy since our launch in April and we can finally catch our breath.  Our April events were awesome and we had so much fun meeting people and sharing the story of Two Sparrows Learning Systems and our recycled Effortless Art Crayons.  

Thank you to Merenda and John Deimling and their son, Keagan, for inviting us to their Bowling for Autism event.  So many people were receptive and encouraging and it was great to see such a response from people wanting to support The Autism Society of NWPA.  What was also great was that we were able to talk with Erie News Now and they shared our story online and on the local news! 

Our next event in April was the Walk for Autism sponsored by The Autism Society of NWPA.  We were able to connect with a lot of professionals in the area who we have started to connect with and form partnerships with.  It was great talking with parents and professionals. Even though it was a typical, brisk, Erie day, everyone was enthusiastic and in great spirits ready to participate in the event.   Below is our booth in vendor row.  We were so grateful that The Autism Society of NWPA agreed to sell our crayons at the walk and we were able to donate a portion of the proceeds back to them. 

April was a great month and we are gearing up for the summer collecting crayons and beginning to make our next batch.  We have some new additions to the website and opportunities for YOU to partner with us in a variety of ways. We are excited to connect with you, so please subscribe to our mailing list or send us a message.  

Till next time,


Co-Owner, Two Sparrows Learning Systems